Professor Alastair Hibbins

Professor Alastair Hibbins

University of Exeter

Alastair is Professor in Metamaterial Physics. In 2004 he was awarded a prestigious EPSRC Advanced Fellowship to design and characterise a wide range of photonic microstructured devices for use a­t microwave frequencies. Today he is co-director of the EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials, has strong industrial links, and his current research has diversified to include similar concepts with sound and fluid flow. 

Professor Paul Conway

Professor Paul Conway

Loughborough University

Paul is Dean of the School Wolfson School of Mechnical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Professor of Manufacturing Processes and Director of the EPSRC funded Innovative Electronics Manufacturing Research Centre.

Prof Yiannis Vardaxoglou CEng FIET FREng FIEE

Prof Yiannis Vardaxoglou CEng FIET FREng FIEE

Loughborough University

Yiannis has pioneered research, design and development of frequency selective surfaces for communication systems, Metamaterials and low SAR antennas for mobile telephony and has commercially exploited a number of his innovations.

Prof Will Whittow

Prof Will Whittow

Loughborough University

Will is a Professor in Radiofrequency Materials and Head of the Wireless Communications Group whose current research interests include antennas; electromagnetics; artificial dielectrics; nanomaterials; wearable antennas, heterogeneous substrates, VHF antennas; specific absorption rates (SAR); FDTD; Pulsed Power and 3D printing and ink-jet printing. 

Programme Manager: Dr Darren Cadman

Programme Manager: Dr Darren Cadman

Loughborough University

Darren has worked in the electronics and manufacturing sector for over 20years. He gained his PhD in electromagnetic bandage structures for microstrip before working for Filtronic Compound Semiconductors Ltd. While at Filtronic he began to develop his managerial and commercial skill set to augment his technical background. Within the Programme Manager role he coordinates the delivery activities of Symeta while also seeking out strategic opportunities to enhance the consortium's capability.

Project Engineer: Dr Shiyu Zhang

Project Engineer: Dr Shiyu Zhang

Loughborough University

Shiyu completed his PhD on wearable textile antennas at Loughborough University. His most recent research focused on synthetic materials and metamaterials. His research interests are in basic antennas, wearable flexible antennas & electronic systems, RF & microwave devices, metamaterials, artificial dielectrics, lens antennas, and 3D printed antennas.

Professor J. Roy Sambles FRS FInstP

Professor J. Roy Sambles FRS FInstP

University of Exeter

Roy is a Professor of Experimental Physics and President of the Institute of Physics. His past research is extensive and has included: surface plasmons; liquid crystal optics and iridescent butterfly wings. His work now centres on the interaction of microwaves and sound with metamaterials and metasurfaces. He is Director of the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials XM2.

Professor Chris Stevens

Professor Chris Stevens

University of Oxford

Chris's research interests include metamaterial devices, ultrafast electonics and communications.

Professor Ian Reaney

Professor Ian Reaney

University of Sheffield

The main theme of Ian´s research is the use of analytical and high resolution transmission electron microscopy to study the structure and microstructure of electroceramics.

Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan

Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan

Loughborough University

Vaidhy is Professor of Advanced Materials and Processing. 

Dr Daniel Engstrom

Dr Daniel Engstrom

Loughborough University

Daniel's interests are in developing new Additive Manufacturing technologies for nanoscale structures; multi-material printing; and hybrid additive manufacturing. Daniel is also Loughborough University's Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing.

Professor Yang Hao

Professor Yang Hao

Queen Mary University London

Yang currently leads a £4.6M EPSRC QUEST programme grant on transformation electromagnetics and microwave metamaterials. He is a management board member of Cambridge Graphene Center. He has developed several fully-integrated antenna solutions based on novel artificial materials to reduce mutual RF interference, weight, cost and system complexity for security, aerospace and healthcare. 

Professor Ekaterina Shamonina

Professor Ekaterina Shamonina

University of Oxford

Ekaterina is Professor of Engineering Science researching in metamaterials, electrodynamics, plasmonics, nanophotonics and microwave optics.

Dr Andrea Vallecchi

Dr Andrea Vallecchi

University of Oxford

Andrea is working with colleagues in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. His research interests include the theoretical modelling and design of metamaterials, metasurfaces, and metamaterial-inspired antennas for applications at microwaves, THz, and optical frequencies.

Dr Athanasios Goulas

Dr Athanasios Goulas

Loughborough University

Thanos is a Research Associate in Manufacturing of 3D Metamaterials. His current research interests are: additive manufacturing/3D printing; laser processing; process development; metamaterials; ceramics and material characterisation.

Dr Annapoorani Ketharam

Dr Annapoorani Ketharam

Loughborough University

Anu works within Loughborough University's School of Materials, researching and optimising ceramic based slurry formulations for extrusion based 3D printing.

Dr George Chi-Tangyie

Dr George Chi-Tangyie

Loughborough University

George works within Loughborough University's School of Materials, researching and optimising ceramic based slurry formulations for extrusion based 3D printing.

Dr Daiwei Wang

Dr Daiwei Wang

University of Sheffield

An accomplished materials scientist, Dawei will be working alongside Professor Ian Reaney at the University of Sheffield. 

Shan (Son) Chu

Shan (Son) Chu

University of Oxford

Son Chu's current research interests include electromagnetic shielding, magnetoinductive waveguides, and metamaterials in communications in RF-challenging environments. The title of his project is 'Near field communications in conductive media'.

Julia de Pineda

Julia de Pineda

University of Exeter

After finishing a degree in Physics at the University of Seville, Julia is undertaking a PhD on 'Exploration of beam shaping at microwave frequencies using metasurfaces and metamaterials' at the University of Exeter working alongside Professors Sambles and Hibbins.

Reza Gheisari

Reza Gheisari

Loughborough University

Reza is undertaking a PhD in Additive Manufacturing of 3D Metamaterials. His current research interests are: additive manufacturing/3D printing; micro fabrication; laser processing; process development; metamaterials; ceramics and material characterisation.

Avishek Ghosh

Avishek Ghosh

Loughborough University

Avishek is based in the Department of Materials at Loughborough University. Originally from India, Avishek's research interest are based about additive manufacturing technologies. The title of his PhD is 'Processing materials for 3D printing of metamaterial structures.'

Pavel Petrov

Pavel Petrov

University of Exeter

Pavel works with Professor Roy Sambles and Professor Alastair Hibbins on the project titled ‘Design and characterisation of 3D metamaterials fabricated using additive manufacturing.’ His current research interests include broadband 2D and 3D metamaterials and metamaterial antenna applications.

Tom Whittaker

Tom Whittaker

Loughborough University

Tom recently started his PhD 'Metamaterial characterisation for microwave circuits' under the supervision of Prof Vardaxoglou and Dr Whittow.